Tropical Fish Keeping banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello everyone!

Tomorrow I will be planting some new Vallisneria Spiralis in my tank.
The first time I planted them, all of the old growth melted away very quickly and new growth came up.

I was just wondering if there was a way to avoid all that melting mess.
Since the old growth is going to most likely die anyway, should I just cut the valls short before planting them? Or, should I remove the dying parts one by one as they happen?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,252 Posts
I had Jungle Vallisneria and they seemed to do the same thing. Even if it was me pulling them out of my tank and letting them float in a tote of tank water while I was rearranging my tank. I would just remove the dieing parts as I saw them.
Posted via Mobile Device
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22,557 Posts
I would plant them as they are; remove any dead or yellowing/browning leaves, but leave the green leaves intact. Then as Boredomb said, remove dying leaves when you see them, I usually find the water change a good time for plant pruning.

Byron.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top